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by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788–89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and...
Topics: decline, decline and fall, decline and fall of rome, decline and fall of the roman empire, ancient...
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Herman Melville
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Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Edward Gibbon
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LibriVox recording of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, history, gibbon, rome
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Freddie Mitchell Orch.; Rip Harrigan
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Performer: Rip Harrigan Piano. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and...
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Topics: 78rpm, Holiday, R&B, Blues, New Year's Eve
Source: 78
Project Gutenberg
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Swimming Scientifically Taught: A Practical Manual for Young and Old
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